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DT 29563

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29563

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are into the second week of Lockdown 2.0. At the time it was imposed, Ottawa was an oasis of low infection amidst a sea of contagion and many questioned the need for the city to be subjected to these measures and were calling for at least an early end to the lockdown.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29552

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the traditional Christmas preparations are underway despite there being little prospect of celebrating the festivities with others. The vaccine has begun to be administered but it seems that it will be another six to nine months at least before life returns to any semblance of normality.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29540

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Greetings from Ottawa, where temperatures have been hovering around the freezing point. We have had a lot of cloudy, rainy weather that has pretty well washed away the snow that we got last month.… Continue reading

DT 29528

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29528

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are experiencing our first significant snowfall of the year. As I glance outside, I can see that the ground now has a light covering.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29516

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are in the midst of a run of exceptionally warm November days (temperatures in the high teens to low twenties Celsius).… Continue reading

DT 29504

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29504

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Greetings from Ottawa, where a one-day heat wave on Friday favoured us with temperatures in the mid-twenties (°C). However, we have now fallen back to a more normal state of affairs with temperatures well below 10 degrees.… Continue reading

DT 29492

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29492

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Greetings from Ottawa, where today is the Canadian Thanksgiving Day holiday. We 9a (from the Quickie) our neighbours to the south and celebrate a month and a half before they do.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29480

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are enjoying a respite from the cold, wet, cloudy late summer weather with a few glorious warm, sunny early autumn days.… Continue reading

DT 29468

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29468

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the cool, wet weather continues. The west coast could certainly benefit from some of our rain, and we would gladly take some of their heat in return.… Continue reading